Parents have been urged to enlist their children for outdoor swimming lessons after the rescue of a boy who drifted out to sea on a paddle board.
The youngster got into trouble at Leven beach and was brought to shore by an RNLI lifeguard.
He was on a stand-up paddle board at the weekend when he was blown away from the shore.
New recruit Tabby Hill saw the boy was in danger and leapt into action.
Tabby paddled out on her rescue board and brought him back to shore, before returning to help an adult and another child with him.
Four inflatables have also been recovered in the space of eight days at Kirkcaldy, Longniddry and Portobello beaches, involving volunteer RNLI crews from Kinghorn and North Berwick and Coastguard rescue teams.
The Coastguard’s helicopter from Prestwick was also scrambled.
The RNLI said Swim Safe sessions being run at Aberdour teach children what to do if they get in trouble.
The sessions at Silver Sands, run by Scottish Swimming and the RNLI, also help seven to 14-year-olds to swim safely outdoors.
Following a well-subscribed block in June, they are being repeated between July 29 and August 13.
Martin McQueenie, Swim Safe coordinator for Scotland, said: “Children love swimming outdoors but swimming in the sea, rivers or lakes is very different to swimming in a pool, where most children learn.
“Swim Safe is a free, fun activity that teaches kids lifelong skills that will help them enjoy open water safely.
“Parents and carers are welcome to stay during the session to find out more about making sure their children are safe at the beach and by the water.”
Places, open to children who are able to swim at least 25 metres, can be booked at swimsafe.org.uk.